Miami vs. Boston College: Full Game Preview

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Miami vs. Boston College: Full Game Preview
Miami
(12-3, 5-1 away)
Boston College
(9-7, 7-5 home)
Venue: Silvio O. Conte Forum
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 16, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Miami D Scott 13.7 R Johnson 10.1 S Larkin 3.8
Boston College R Anderson 16.7 R Anderson 9.7 J Rahon 4.1

In their last match-up, Lonnie Jackson finished with 23 points in the Eagles 75-72 loss against Wake Forest on January 12th. He contributes 3.3 rebounds per game in addition to his 9.9 points per game. In a 54-47 victory over Maryland on January 13th, Trey McKinney-Jones put up 12 points and 8 rebounds for the Hurricanes. He is averaging 9.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. A key area of strength for Miami (FL) is turnover percentage at 17.0, which ranks 2nd in their conference (and 27th nationally).

Miami (FL) StatSmack

  • Boston College takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Miami (5 vs 1).
  • At least you keep showing up. Boston College has an average margin of victory of 7 over Miami in 24 wins since 1989.
  • Boston College has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (30% vs 44%).
  • The Boston College basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Miami (88% vs 73%).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Boston College has come back to win after being down at half against Miami 6 times since 1996.
  • Patrick Heckmann is ranked 10th in the ACC in three-pointers.
  • Boston College has a better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (0.609 to 0.562).
  • Joe Rahon is ranked 10th in the ACC in three-pointers and 6th in the ACC in assists.
  • AP voters think more highly of Boston College and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Miami (43 vs 27).
  • The Boston College scoring leader (Ryan Anderson) has more points than the Miami scoring leader (Shane Larkin).
  • Ryan Anderson is ranked 7th in the ACC in points and 44th nationally in rebounds.
MIA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Durand Scott 35 13 5 3 2 0 2
A- Reggie Johnson 28 13 10 1 0 2 2
B+ Kenny Kadji 31 12 7 1 0 2 2
B+ Shane Larkin 36 12 4 4 2 0 2
B T. McKinney-Jones 31 9 4 2 1 0 1
C+ Julian Gamble 20 7 4 0 1 1 1
C Rion Brown 24 7 2 1 1 0 1
C Justin Heller 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
C- R. Akpejiori 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
C- Erik Swoope 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Tonye Jekiri 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Steve Sorenson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Bishop Daniels 17 5 1 1 2 0 1
BC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Ryan Anderson 33 17 10 1 1 1 1
B- Olivier Hanlan 33 14 5 2 1 0 2
C+ Joe Rahon 36 11 3 4 1 0 2
C Lonnie Jackson 31 10 3 2 1 0 2
C P. Heckmann 25 9 3 2 1 1 1
C Dennis Clifford 20 5 5 0 0 1 1
D+ Andrew Van Nest 12 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Eddie Odio 13 3 2 0 0 0 1
D K.C. Caudill 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Steve Perpiglia 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- Danny Rubin 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Drew Jacobs 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
F J. Cain Carney 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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